Emma E.(Kilburn) "Nebby" Irish


Portland, ME – Emma E. (Kilburn) “Nebby” Irish, 89, peacefully passed through Heaven's gate into God's garden very early on the morning of Sunday, January 7, 2018.  She was the wife of the late Russell H. Irish.

Nebby was born on June 17, 1928 in Batavia, New York the daughter of the late Arthur S. Kilburn & Emma D. (Dories) Kilburn.

The family moved to Maine when she was 5 years old, residing in Cape Elizabeth where she graduated from Cape High.  After which she attended & graduated from UMO class of '49.

She led a full life, first & foremost as a wife, mother & homemaker in Portland. As her boys got older she took on various jobs; a teller at Casco Bank, medical office manager & as a nanny doing private family daycare in her home.

She is survived by her two sons, Jim Irish & his wife Sue of Gold Canyon, AZ and Glenn Irish & his wife Jane of Robinhood, ME, as well as one grandson Brad Irish & his wife Jenny of Tempe, AZ.

Nebby is also survived by many dear friends, particularly Alli, Joe & the Batoosingh family & the wonderful staff at 75 State Street.

Per Mom's request there will be no services, but please keep her in your hearts, memories & prayers.


0 #6 Murray Mack 2018-02-02 04:00
Jim, I am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Please accept my sincerest sympathy. You are in my thoughts.
0 #5 Murray Mack 2018-01-31 05:36
To Jim:

So sorry to have read about your mother's passing. My thoughts are with you, buddy. Please accept my sincerest sympathy.
0 #4 Mary-Jo Heal 2018-01-30 22:18
My Mother, Alicia McCarthy was a resident at 75 State St back in 2008-2009 and Nebby friended her.
She was very kind to my Mom. I have since sent Nebby homemade cards for the holidays. I'm very sorry to hear of her passing. May she find peace.
0 #3 John Griffith 2018-01-28 18:52
I am very sorry to hear of Nebby's passing. I worked with her at Casco Bank on Commercial Street in Portland. I was head teller and she ran the drive-up window. She was always very pleasant and kind and I have often wondered about her in the years since. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
0 #2 Lynne Sorensen Kelly 2018-01-28 17:35
To Jim and Glenn,
So sorry to see the passing of your Mom. She was the kindest and sweetest lady ever. Hopefully your good memories will help with your loss.
0 #1 Bob and Jill Nadeau 2018-01-28 11:47
Glenn and Jane, our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. We very much enjoyed our conversations with Nebby at 75 State Street. She was a beautiful lady.

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